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Buying online: "It sounds like a great deal!"

Remember the old line - "If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is!" Twice this month we've done pre-purchase inspections on 'deals' for out of state buyers. Upon arrival at the '07 Mercedes, we took one look, called the customer and said "you really don't want an appraisal! Walk away!" The second, a '14 Jaguar XKR was actually pretty good, but had been in an accident and thus suffered Diminished Value somewhere in the $3,000-7,000 range.  Nice car, yes!  Deal, no! 

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The two secrets the auto insurance industry doesn't want you to know! The two secrets the auto insurance industry doesn't want you to know!

The two secrets the auto insurance industry doesn't want you to know are "Appraisal Clause" and "Diminished Value." Almost every auto insurance policy has an Appraisal Clause, giving the policyholder, in the event their vehicle is declared a total loss, the right to an independent appraisal of the prior-to-loss fair market value. Diminished Value is the sudden loss of value because of an accident. If you were not at-fault in the accident, you can make a Diminished Value claim against the at-fault driver's insurance company. Call/text 786-853-0711 with any questions.

Wrecked Porsche? Wrecked Porsche?

If your Porsche has been in an accident, whether it has been declared a total loss, or is repairable, by having a Prior-to-total loss Fair Market Value, or a Diminished Value appraisal, you will almost certainly have a higher cash settlement than the insurance company is initially willing to pay. Applies to all vehicles, not just Porsches!

Pre-purchase inspections or financing appraisals on 'oddball' vehicles - Pre-purchase inspections or financing appraisals on 'oddball' vehicles -

Whether you are looking to purchase a 1946 Chevy pick-up truck with a Corvette engine, a 1979 Excalibur Series II Phaeton, or any other out-of-the-ordinary "oddball" vehicle you would be well advised to get a pre-purchase inspection, or financing appraisal to determine the condition and/or the fair market value of the the vehicle. Call/text 786-853-0711 to discuss your needs

Has your Jaguar been in an accident? Has your Jaguar been in an accident?

If your Jaguar has been in an auto accident, there are two possible outcomes: declared a Total Loss, or repaired and back on the road. Either way, you should be aware of the auto insurance industry's two biggest kept secrets: Appraisal Clause and Diminished Value. Do an internet search of both terms, and learn how you can receive a greater settlement than the insurance company is willing to pay. Call/text: 786-853-0711

Financing older cars, trucks, motorcycle and boats Financing older cars, trucks, motorcycle and boats

If you have tried to obtain a financing loan on a vehicle, say, 10 or more years old, you may have found that the lending institution won't do so without a current fair market value appraisal. In addition to financing, we provide diminished value and prior-to-total loss appraisals. Call/text 786-853-0711 for more info.

Pre-purchase Inspection (PPI) or Financing appraisal for a 1955-58 Chevy Pre-purchase Inspection (PPI) or Financing appraisal for a 1955-58 Chevy "Tri-Five"

If you are looking to purchase a 1955-57 Chevy "Tri-Five" in South Florida and want a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) or need an appraisal for financing, we've got you covered! Call/text 786-853-0711 to receive a sample of our 25 page 40+ photograph pdf report

Diminished Value claim on an older collector car? Diminished Value claim on an older collector car?

Can you make a Diminished Value claim on an older collector car? As attorneys are known to say "it depends!" Generally, when a car is fully depreciated, the likelihood of a Diminished Value Claim is slim. Collectors cars may be fully depreciated, and then their value starts to rise. Think 1970's air-cooled Porsches! Is this 1960 Jaguar XK150S DHC a candidate?

Pre-purchase inspection: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Pre-purchase inspection: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

Did a pre-purchase inspection of a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback at Motor Car Gallery in Fort Lauderdale today for a client in Southern California. A really nice clean sympathetic restoration, its only fault being new-looking barely used tires with 2009/10 date codes, which should be replaced for safety reasons. Despite a very positive review, the client decided to keep looking! If you are in the market for a '67 Fastback, call Motor Car Gallery, as this one will slip away soon!

Google 'diminished value car' Google 'diminished value car'

Google 'diminished value car' and there's lots to learn! Here's one explanation: 'After an accident, your car’s market value will decrease even if it goes through all of the necessary procedures to restore it back to its prior condition. Diminished value is the difference in your car’s market value before and after an accident. Even if you try to resell your vehicle, the history will show that it has been involved in an accident, which will bring its value down. A diminished value claim can help recover the costs to bring your vehicle back to the market price before an accident.' Need a Diminished Value Auto Appraisal? We can help!

Ford Mustang in an accident? Now what? Ford Mustang in an accident? Now what?

Your late model Mustang was rear-ended and has an almost $14k repair bill! Now what? With a Diminished Value auto appraisal, the owner of this Mustang was able to make a claim of over $6k for the loss of value to his vehicle. Don't let the insurance company delay, deny of underpay your claim! Repaired or totaled, get an appraisal!

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Buying online: "It sounds like a great deal!"